Assisting Individuals in Crisis

  • 27 Aug 2018
  • 08:00
  • 28 Aug 2018
  • Hawker United Church of Christ, 1617 North Longview St. Beavercreek, OH




Sponsored by the Beavercreek Township Fire Department Auxiliary and Hawker United Church of Christ

There’s a growing concern – among first responders, in the military, in faith communities, and in business – about behavioral health issues and their impact on wellness. The potentially traumatic events we witness in our own lives, in the course of helping others, and on TV and the internet, can have a cumulative impact on our mental health and well-being. Fortunately, trained individuals helping other individuals has been demonstrated to be an effective method for providing support when the going gets tough. 

“Assisting Individuals in Crisis” from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation is designed to teach you the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of one-on-one crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress. 

Program Highlights include: 

         ·  Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention 

         ·  The resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum 

         ·  Evidence-based practices that work 

         ·  Basic crisis communication techniques 

         ·  Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions 

         ·  Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms 

         ·  Risks of iatrogenic “harm”

Completion of “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program. 

We offer Ohio Paramedic / EMT CEUs, and can get National Association of Social Workers – Ohio Chapter CEUs. 

If you need social worker CEUs, contact Chaplain David Williamson, at 937-426-0973 or 


The class costs $150. This includes two days of instruction and discussion, workbook, a certificate of completion from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and donuts & coffee plus lunch and snacks on both days. 

If your registration form and check is postmarked by Friday, July 13th, the cost is $125. 


Classes will be held at Hawker United Church of Christ, 1617 North Longview Street in Beavercreek. Classes are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm both days. Registration is Monday at 8 am. Dress is casual. 

There are a number of great hotels in Beavercreek and nearby Fairborn – look for them (with ratings) on If you have a fire, police, EMS or military ID, be sure to ask for government rates. 


Chaplain Edgar Hatcher, Ed.D., is a Board Certified Trauma Responder with more than 1,000 hours of specialized training in crisis and trauma ministry, including holding all six ICISF Specialized Training Certificates, and has over 1,000 hours of field experience. He is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served as an Air Force chaplain for 27 years. Dr. Hatcher is a member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He is also a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains and serves as an instructor for that organization as well. 

Our host is Chaplain David Williamson. If you have any questions, phone Dave at 937-426-0973 or email him at 


REGISTRATION – Please print legibly 

Mail this form, together with a nonrefundable registration fee of $150 (take $25 off if your registration form and check are postmarked no later than July 13th) to the address below. Make your check payable to “Beavercreek FD Auxiliary.” 

Due to lead time for ordering materials, all registrations must be received no later than Friday, August 17th

Your Name:___________________________________________ 

Mailing address:________________________________________


Daytime or cell phone:___________________________________ 

E-Mail Address:________________________________________

Check all that apply: 

Are you trained in Group CISM? _ Yes _ No 

Ordained or licensed clergy person? _ 

Fire department chaplain? __

Law enforcement chaplain? __

Mental Health professional? __

Firefighter or Medic? __

Law enforcement? __ 

Military (AD, Res, NG)? __

Need social worker CEUs? __

Fire or Police Agency or Ambulance Service (if any): ______________________________________________ Church/synagogue/mosque/temple you attend (if any): ________________________________________________________________________________________

Denomination (if any): ______________________________________________________________________ 

Please mail your check for $150, payable to “Beavercreek FD Auxiliary,” along with this completed form to:

Beavercreek Twp. Fire Dept. Chaplain, 851 Orchard Lane, Beavercreek OH 45434 

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